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Old 07-13-2006, 10:43 AM
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I'm doing some remixing/mashups of some songs (16bit stereo 44.1 .wav). Im wondering if anyone here has any tips on isolating the vocals from all the other sounds. I can get the vocals and some drums to disappear pretty easily, im mainly having problems with getting the guitars to go away.

Also will there be any benefit for me to import the files to a 24bit 96 session over a 16bit 44.1?
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: isolating vocals

The only thing I can think of is puting a digi one band stereo EQ on the track and flip one the phase buttons. You might get lucky and have the guitars cancel out.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:38 AM
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thats actually how i get the vocals to cancel out
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:48 AM
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thats actually how i get the vocals to cancel out
Hmmm, than maybe try duplicating the track flip the phase on one track and play them together? There's got to be a creative way to cancel out the guitars.

I stole this link from another post.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:17 PM
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I've got an idea im going to try out later when i get off work. If anyone can try this out with a couple songs in the meantime and let me know how it works, that would be cool.
1. Import the stereo track
2. Split the track into 2 mono tracks
3. Mute (or turn off) the stereo track
4. Change the phase of one of the mono tracks to hopefully take out the vocals
5. Send the two mono tracks to a stereo auxilary track
6. Unmute the original stereo track
7. Change the phase of the new track
8. Play all the tracks

My theory here is that vocals are usually centered, so they will cancel out with a phase change. Then I should be able to cancel out what is left over with the origianl track with a phase change, leaving the vocals.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: isolating vocals

Hey guys, I was reading this post and never heard of purposely using phase changes to cancel things out. Could you elaborate for me? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:06 PM
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What do you want to know?


Also, can someone reply to my original question? Will there be any benefit to importing the files to a 24/96 session?
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:17 AM
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How do you intentionally cancel things out?
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:12 AM
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Also, can someone reply to my original question? Will there be any benefit to importing the files to a 24/96 session?
No, I would stay with the current sample/bit rate. There is no benefit. You will only convert and convert again further degrading your original file. I would leave it alone and import it into a 16/44.1 session. But that's just me.
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